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How Far Is Too Far?

Quite possibly the most terrifying question a teen can ask an abstinence educator is “How far is too far?”. According to abstinence advocate Chad Etzel, “this question assumes that acts of arousal are only more intense forms of affection, that sexual touching is only a more intense form of holding hands. In reality, we express […]

The Unspoken STD

According to Meg Meeker, it is no coincidence that as STDs have become an epidemic in teens, so has depression. In a recent article, Meeker outlined three common physical repercussions of unprotected sex: We now have 35 known STDs. In 1960, we only had two. Teenagers make up one-third of the U.S. population, but they carry 50 […]

Model Adriana Lima Endorses Abstinence Until Marriage

Adriana Lima, one of the worlds top supermodels, has received a great deal of media attention due to her pro-abstinence beliefs. Adriana abstained from sex until she got married at the age of 27 in 2009. “Sex is for after marriage… [Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there’s no respect, that […]

PBS Show VICTORIA Proves To Be Pro-Abstinence

VICTORIA, the new PBS television drama, documents Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the English throne in 1837. The show has many positive elements and teaches lessons such as mercy, family reconciliation, and the benefits of a faithful marriage. Furthermore, VICTORIA empowers women to celebrate morality and pursue abstinence until marriage. Initially when Prince Albert and his brother Ernst come to visit, […]

‘Passengers’ Exposes Truth About Casual Sex

Passengers, recently released in theaters, portrays two passengers on a 120-year voyage to another planet. Jim and Aurora, played by Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, awaken from their hibernation pods 90-years too early and discover their ship is malfunctioning. They soon realize it is up to them to save the 5,000 hibernating passengers on board. The movie […]

Nebraska School Board Votes for Abstinence

School board members in Millard, Nebraska refuse to join Omaha’s aggressive movement towards “comprehensive sex education.” According to the Norfolk Daily News, “board members voted 6-0 to reaffirm existing board policy that has been in effect since 1992.” At the Abstinence Clearinghouse we are encouraged by this district’s decision to maintain a pro-abstinence approach to sex […]

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Teens Pursing Abstinence: Not a Minority

In a recent report, nearly half of teens in the United States claimed they have had no sexual contact in the past year. At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, we believe this statistic is prime evidence pointing to the reality that not everyone is “doing it”. Sexual integrity is pursued by 45.7% of teens in our nation; […]

Study Shows Teen Virgins are Healthier

  A new report published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) concluded that students who are virgins report consistently higher in almost all health-related behaviors than their sexually active peers. Glenn Stanton, author of author of The Ring Makes All the Difference, had this to say about the report’s release: “Our children should know there’s […]

Sexual Self-Control Enhances Marriage

  Dannah Gresh has found herself defending tolerance for virginity on numerous occasions. She delivered her message to her most critical audience when featured on a Ted Talk video (click above to view) entitled The Walk of Fame vs The Walk of Shame. Gresh firmly believes that sexual self-control prior to marriage can enhance sex […]